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September is World Alzheimer’s Month

In Dementia & Alzheimer's Disease by Roselynn Gamboa Young, Au.D., CCC-A

September is World Alzheimer’s Month, and part of understanding Alzheimer’s disease is learning to recognize when your loved one needs help and standing by them no matter what comes. At Roseville Diagnostic Hearing Center, we are committed to raising awareness around Alzheimer’s disease, as we are aware of the connections between untreated hearing loss and an increased risk for dementia. …

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Losing Your Sense of Hearing Can Affect Your Balance and Cause Falls

In Balance, Hearing Loss by Roselynn Gamboa Young, Au.D., CCC-A

Cognitive changes are a normal process of aging, which is well documented in many scientific studies. Hearing loss and cognitive abilities are part of these changes that decline as you progress in your age. Unfortunately, untreated hearing loss is fairly common, but this dangerous occurrence can lead to a multitude of health and personal safety issues. You may not realize …

Why are People Ashamed of Hearing Loss?

In Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Treatment, Untreated Hearing Loss by Roselynn Gamboa Young, Au.D., CCC-A

Hearing loss is a common condition. Over 50 million Americans have hearing loss, and this includes and 60% of our returning veterans. More individuals have hearing loss than the combined number of those with diabetes, Alzheimer’s, autism and osteoporosis altogether. But despite the high incidence of this condition but there is still a social stigma attached. A recent study conducted by Hear-it AISBL found that …

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Does Tinnitus Cause Hearing Loss?

In Hearing Loss, Tinnitus by Roselynn Gamboa Young, Au.D., CCC-A

If you’re wondering if your tinnitus is causing hearing loss, there’s a chance that the tinnitus you are experiencing is pretty loud. But is it loud enough to cause hearing loss? Tinnitus is the experience of hearing noise not triggered by an external sound. Tinnitus noise frequently sounds like some kind of ringing in the ears, but it can also be a buzzing, clicking, roaring, …

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What to Ask During A Hearing Consultation

In Hearing Testing by Roselynn Gamboa Young, Au.D., CCC-A

When it comes to hearing loss, there is a huge gap between the knowledge of an average layman and a professional. Although you may have noticed that your hearing is not as good as it used to be, you most likely don’t understand the nature of your hearing condition or the things you can do about it. Only a trained …

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Coming to Terms with Your Hearing Loss

In Family & Relationships, Hearing Loss by Roselynn Gamboa Young, Au.D., CCC-A

Realizing that you have hearing loss can be difficult, particularly for those who incur hearing loss through the natural process of aging. When this type of hearing loss occurs, a person is faced not only with the reality of getting older but also with the realization that the natural hearing ability that has been lost will not come back. The …

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How to Prevent Swimmers Ear          

In Ear Anatomy, Overall Health by Roselynn Gamboa Young, Au.D., CCC-A

Swimming in lakes and rivers is great fun and a wonderful way to cool off during the summer. However, it’s important to stay safe. Regular swimming increases the chances of getting otitis externa, also known as swimmer’s ear. Impacting one in 200 Americans each year, 3-5% chronically, it is generally associated with a person who spends a lot of time …

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Hearing Aids Can Improve Your Sense of Balance   

In Accessibility, Hearing Loss by Roselynn Gamboa Young, Au.D., CCC-A

Those who grew up without a bedside table lamp will identify with the nightly experience of turning off the light and stumbling around as they try to navigate a pitch-black room. This is tricky because being without an important sense such as your eyesight can have a serious effect on your stability. You’re required instead to lean on other senses …

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Weather Preparedness Tips for People with Hearing Loss

In Emergency Preparation, Hearing Aid Technology, Hearing Aids, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Research, Tips & Tricks, Weather Preparation by Roselynn Gamboa Young, Au.D., CCC-A

Weather alerts and warnings of severe weather are usually presented through radio and television announcements, which can certainly be a challenge for people with hearing loss. The National Association of the Deaf has continued to advocate for these announcements, which are often also shared on social media, to be modified for the hard of hearing. This would include some sort …

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May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

In Communication, Family & Relationships, Hearing Aid Technology, Hearing Aids, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, News, Research, Signs & Symptoms by Roselynn Gamboa Young, Au.D., CCC-A

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association has designated May as Better Hearing and Speech Month and the theme this year is “Communication Across the Lifespan.” At Roseville Diagnostic Hearing Center, we’re committed to hearing healthcare all year round and we’re committed to helping you enjoy the sounds of your life. It is vital to recognize hearing loss, in adults and infants, since …